my story

It started with a shoebox full of candles 

My older cousin used to work at a candle store in the mall and would save all the (almost empty) burnt down candle jars for me in a shoebox under her bed. Candles have always been a time capsule of memories for me. A certain scent will transport me right back to a special time in my life. Now, I pour my favorite memories into candles so you, too can visualize yourself in a different time.

My rising sign is Taurus. Ruled by Venus, planet of love, relationship, connection, pleasure and people-pleasing.

I was born to remind others to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. 

OUR STORY

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what inspires me

I'm inspired by mythology, archetypes, tarot and the magic of plants. My candles are made with local beeswax, and my plant-based fragrances are natural and never overwhelming. 

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Lauren lives in a little studio by the sea with her partner and her hellhound Verona! 

Lauren started Vestal Candle in 2019 in her mother's kitchen. Inspired by nature, a love of mythology and of course, a love of candles. Lauren was inspired by the magic of beeswax. Now she pours her candles in a small seaside village in New England.

 

Why Beeswax?

  • It's more dense and more sustainable than soy or paraffin

  • Partnering with local beekeepers helps support local pollinators

  • Burns longer and cleaner than other waxes

  • Beeswax has a beautiful sunshine yellow-gold color that produces such a warm and calming light

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